HC Deb 17 July 1923 vol 166 cc2051-2
68. Mr. BECKER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Overseas Trade Department if his attention has been called to the stipulation made by the British Empire Exhibition authorities that goods may be exhibited which consist of 49 per cent. foreign and 51 per cent. British material and manufacture; and do these percentages refer to value, bulk, or weight, or on what are these percentages based?

Captain DOUGLAS HACKING (Vice-Chamberlain of the Household)

I have been asked to reply. I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to his question on the same subject on the 11th July by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Trade.


That reply does not state on what the percentage is based—whether it is on the cost of the material, or what?


I think the hon. Member is wrong. It says that the Exhibition authorities require that at least 51 per cent. of the value of any such articles shall be due to British material and labour.